Many people decide to take a camping trip because they are tired of the hustle and bustle of the city, or they want to go on an adventure. What some of these explorers do not realise is that there are significant health benefits to be had from camping. Not only will you feel better physically, but your mental health will improve, too. So, when you hook up your camper trailer to your car and head off into the great beyond, you will also be helping your health.
Having access to fresh air and more trees will help to clear the smog of the city from your lungs, and not being able to use electronic devices will help to clear your mind and sharpen your senses. Below are just some of the top health benefits of camping.
Ability to Exercise
During the busy working week, we often do not have much time to pencil in some exercise, but if you are going camping, you can pack some dumbbells in your camper trailer and exercise while enjoying the fresh air. The other benefit of this is that you will not need to wait in the long gym lines, meaning you can exercise whenever you want. If you do not want to bring along weights, you can simply hike, run, or explore the campsite to get in at least 30 minutes of exercise per day.
Fresh Air for a Clear Mind
Whether you are camping in a tent or a camper trailer, you will have access to fresh, clean air. Fresh air can go a long way to improving your mood and mindset, helping to make your camping trip more enjoyable overall. This is because breathing in fresh, clean air boosts your serotonin production levels due to the added oxygen. You will feel more clear-headed and can concentrate on enjoying your camping adventure rather than focusing on the next deadline at work.
Food Options Are Healthier
Your camper trailer will have ample storage for food, snacks, and even cooking equipment but what you will not have access to, is the usual junk food you might eat. Almost every meal while camping will require cooking, which means you can create healthier meals that have better nutrition value. If you are camping at a place where fishing is permitted, you will have access to fresh fish for delicious fire-side meals. Your children will likely want some sweet snacks, but you can bring along dried fruits and nuts to meet these sweet-toothed needs.
Better Social Interactions
Many times we are too busy to simply stop and talk to a friend or family member, but when you are all relaxing in a camper trailer at a beautiful campsite, you can slow down and take the time to interact meaningfully. These social interactions can improve your mental health and strengthen your relationships. You can also bond with your children over camping activities, such as fishing, setting up the campsite, and going for a hike or two.
Access to a Stress-Free Environment
Camping is one of the best activities for lowering your stress levels. You can simply lie back and relax in a comfortable camper trailer while listening to the sounds of the wildlife around you, not having to worry about answering emails or text messages. This lack of stress is also related to the higher levels of fresh air at the campsite. You can truly enjoy the time you spend with your family or friends while camping without any distractions.
Better Sleep for All
When sleeping in a camper trailer, you will be sleeping on a camping mattress and covered with comfortable blankets. Combine this with the soothing sounds of the outside world without the interference of cars and traffic, and you have the perfect environment for a good night’s sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep will help your body and your mind to recover and to rebuild.
You will also be able to exercise more freely and breathe in fresh air, both of which can help with improving sleep patterns. If you would like to reap the health benefits of camping, or would like to go on an adventure of your own, contact Base Camp Rentals today to find out what our packages are.